SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
[Blog] Twitter Makes Changes To Profiles and User Experience
Original article about Twitter updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Twitter Updates Profiles and User Experience. On the TODAY show earlier this week Twitter SEO, Dick Costolo made a live appearance to announce updates to the Twitter experience. The changes will affect the look and feel of profiles both on Twitter.com and on their mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Twitter users will now have the option of a header-photo not unlike what you have on your Facebook profile. Accessing these options online at Twitter.com is pretty much the same process.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
[Blog] 7 Easy Steps to Increase Website Engagement
Suppose you visited a website named Girl with a Pearl Earring , thinking it was for the book or movie and found a blog about a girl and her jewelry. Ask users what they want through blog posts or Facebook posts. How long would you stay? Your answer would probably be, “Hmmm, not very long.” And because of this, the site would have a high bounce rate and overall low engagement. Well, let’s assume your website’s name does the content justice and that you’ve already created great content. Generating engagement isn’t always easy. What can you do to make this magical process occur?
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
[Blog] FeverBee SPRINT's Reward System - Invite Your Friends, Come To London
If you invite your friends, colleagues, blog/website readers, mailing list subscribers, customers, clients, and others we're going to reward you with the following: Get 3 people to attend, and we'll give you: A free conference ticket. If you have a blog/media site/customer list and want your own tracking code to use, let us know and we’ll set one up just for you. 'Half the people that have signed up for FeverBee SPRINT came via your referrals. We've decided to reward people doing this.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
[Blog] 6 Offline Tactics to Get More Twitter Followers
The internet is flooded with articles that will tell you how to do increase your Twitter following, but you’ll notice that almost all of these articles focus on online tactics, such as using a Twitter management tool such as Hootsuite, promoting your Twitter profile in your email signature, getting followers from your blog, and so on. 'By now, you probably already realize the vast marketing potential that exists within the Twitter landscape. With 231.7 Of course, the first step to getting your Twitter marketing campaign off the ground is to build an audience of targeted followers.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
[Blog] Reverse Mentoring is All About Screwing in the Lightbulb before.
jillvialet and I have begun working together [link to post] – Posted using Chat Catcher [link] jillvialet (Jill Vialet) Twitter Comment Just had my first reverse mentoring session with @eakimberly Screwing in the Lightbulb before Flipping the Switch [link to post] – Posted using Chat Catcher blog comments powered by Disqus « Previous Entries Next Entries » Popular Comments Featured Tags Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist Twenty Theses for Government 2.0, Government 2.0 Turns out, Web 2.0
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Breaks the Marketing Sound Barrier for Small Business
Whether you’re new to Facebook, somewhat engaged or an advanced user, this blog provides tips on how to get more from Facebook. You can also build links to your Facebook page and focus on off-site link building which includes linking to your Facebook page from your website, blog and other social sites like Twitter. Feed your Facebook page with your blog. When you write a blog, post it to your Facebook page. Promote your Facebook page on your website, blog, LinkedIn, Google+, and offline. AT&T has sponsored the above blog post. Boost your SEO.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
[Blog] How do you communicate with your team?
BETTER — Regular messages from leadership: Whether it’s an internal intranet/blog, a monthly video from the CEO, a weekly wrap up e-mail from the team leader — I think in this case, frequency wins. …How’s your employee communication? We’ve talked before about the importance of recognizing your employees as a very important audience for your business. You need them to all be pulling in the same direction. But like any audience — you have to decide what are your key messages to them — and how do you deliver them. Over and over. Ask Them.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
[Blog] Friday Fun: Bathroom BlogFest 2011 Climbing Up!
Where else, but on a series of blog posts, can you combine friendships and creativity to celebrate the Bathroom ? For more fun Bathroom Blogfest drop by Facebook and click into a few BB blog posts! Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain-silly. What do you <3 ? most about the blogosphere? For me, friendships that often find their way to digital collaborations are high on the list. When BBF C.B. Congrats! CB on year six of a fun online event.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
[Blog] Friday Fun: Top 13 Reasons to Halloween "Toilet Paper" A Social Media Strategy
zillion landing page blogs are pretending to be social media. take off the mask and you find a search strategy built on a blog platform 12. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly. In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten. comment that lists a company name instead of a person is likely looking for link treats not a relationship. Nondisclosure of paid posts or reviews of comp'ed products services comes with tricks of its own.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] Top 10 Social Media Tips & Predictions For 2014
Blogging will become a greater digital monster. From a creative standpoint, blogging is ideal for talking about certain subjects, giving one’s take on the matter in a way that is as level as possible. 'It goes without saying that social media seems to shift at a moment’s notice. This may not mean much for those who utilize Facebook, Twitter and pages of that nature for leisurely purposes but what about those who wish to expand their digital presences? What if they want to help themselves or their brand become noticed? Expect certain networks to gain attention.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
[Blog] How Century 21 Creates Award-Winning Real-Time Social Media
Century 21 recently launched the Tap In blog , which is targeted at Century 21 system members, but it has also attracted attention from the real estate industry. At the same time, they are reworking their Century 21 Home Matters blog right now, which will always be directed at the consumer. 'Tweetable Moments Today’s consumer wants it right now. MattGentile Tweet This. Earbud Giveaway. For the launch of MarketingPodcasts.com earlier this week, we’re giving away a pair of $600 earbuds! Visit the website, poke around to discover new podcasts, and enter to win. billion.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
[Blog] Outdoor Exercise: The Rules of the Road | Spin Sucks
As we continued our ride, I thought about how to educate cyclists, runners, and walkers about the rules of the road and, while this blog isn’t typically about exercise or rules, I figure it’s a good place to begin the conversation. One blog post at a time. Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 am Ben commented on the blog! Gini Dietrich Reply: July 19th, 2010 at 9:20 am Now I wish I’d written BE PREDICTABLE in the blog post! The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Tsk tsk Gini!
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry
Blog:* blog.RankPay.com. I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business. It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. And if you are so inclined, I would even complain to their ISP (Internet Service Provider) for sending out spam. noticed that your. underway?
ALMOST SAVVY | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
[Blog] Twitter Allows "Real" Connections. I Defy You to Disagree.
Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Twitter Allows “Real Connections. Defy You to Disagree. Read from the bottom up. Mike’s friend, Vinay Venkatesh ( @djgraphite ) died today as a result of a motorcycle accident here in the Bay Area.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] Christmas Greetings
Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful year in 2010. Wishing you peace and happiness in this holiday season and looking forward to connecting with you in the new year! Christmas Greetings. ProBlogger Site News
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Google+ Has Big Bump in Monthly Active Users
The post Google+ Has Big Bump in Monthly Active Users appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Google has been less forthcoming about their numbers ever since they were scrutinized and ridiculed the last time they made bold statements about users. This time, they are cautiously optimistic. They’re not going to have another “mission accomplished” moment. The numbers, for what they’re worth, are very encouraging. They moved beyond the 300 million monthly active user mark. Read More: USA Today. Google+ News Nugget Social Networks google google plus
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
[Blog] You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Ranks You
Original post about SEO basics can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ You’re nobody (till somebody ranks you) “ by Andrew Martin. Here at Wikimotive, we love Business SEO. We work at it all day, poring over analytics data and tweaking this or that to stay in Google’s good graces. Honestly, it never gets old. Just between you and me, when we lay our heads down at night, we have beautiful dreams of Matt Cutts. Still though, we’re not going to argue that it’s the most exciting subject in the world.
SOCIALNOMICS | SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
[Blog] Facebook EdgeRank Ninjutsu: Social Marketing Discussion with Taulbee Jackson
As marketers begin to see the profound potential of the Facebook data – and the data-driven impact Facebook can have for brands, marketers will start pulling more of the Facebook data insights into their owned media properties – such as websites, mobile apps, blogs, etc. Did you know that there is an invisible, silent force that determines your Facebook success, and that mastering this force can give you an advantage over your competitors? Why should marketers understand EdgeRank? What was the most surprising fact about EdgeRank you discovered when researching for this webinar? .
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
[Blog] Revisiting Android A Year Into My Smartphone OS Migration
The Evo, despite many things I liked about it, was heavy and a power hog, and I felt odd writing a disclaimer each time I mentioned Android on the blog, so those things, combined with a simple upgrade to the Epic 4G, which gained me a hardware keyboard to boot, got me to switch. Tomorrow's Google IO approximately marks the one year anniversary of a shift in my digital lifestyle, when I began to use Android instead of my trustworthy iPhone , which had been my go-to device for a number of years. code named Eclair - with 2.2 At the time, my iPhone was on version 3.1.3 The iPads reached 4.2
ACIDLABS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
[Blog] It's the (news) network, stupid
God help us if the New York Times of the world (and there aren't many left) resemble the average (or even the best) blogs in quality and depth of reporting. Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. It’s the (news) network, stupid January 21, 2010 in posts Stowe Boyd has it pretty much spot-on in his analysis of the New York Times’ announcement that it’s moving to a freemium model in 2011. That’s where the value lies.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
[Blog] Security, SEO, and Google
It isn’t going to be a big change at first, because it will be a light-weight signal affecting maybe 1% of global queries, but according to their blog this will change soon. 'Google has announced that they are interested in making the internet a safer place so they are going to start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Whenever Google says they will be doing something like this, you know that your SEO will be affected eventually. Having a secure website is actually a very good idea, one that would be wise even if Google wasn’t in the picture at all. People Like Secure Sites.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
[Blog] Insider Local SEO Tips
'Greg Gifford, a self-described “Local SEO geek”, just put out a timely guide titled Everybody Needs Local SEO on the Moz Blog. He knows what he’s talking about because he does hyper-local SEO and manages social media for car dealerships all over the country. love reading the voice of experience, especially when it is so helpful to the rest of us. Basic Local SEO. It’s also reminiscent of the musclebuilding ads in all those comic books you read in junior high school.) Easy citation workflow — practical suggestions for making it happen right.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
[Blog] Are You Reading This On A Mobile Device?
'If you are using a smartphone or some other mobile device to read this blog, you are part of the growing trend. According to the recent Moz article Why Mobile Matters – Now , one-fifth of North American page views are on mobile. Dr. Peter J. Meyer does a nice job of looking at the way Google is changing to adapt to smaller screens and there’s a great discussion in the comments on what that means for internet marketing and SEO. This increased data transmission is how we get those cool videos on our smartphones and surf the web for local attractions, and more. Do you agree?
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] The Assassination of MySpace by the Coward Rupert Murdoch
Read more about social media on this social media blog or learn more about automotive social media here. MySpace is dead and I blame Rupert Murdock. The article can end right there. The point is made and few will argue. Unfortunately, I can’t stop. After doing some research into the history of MySpace I realized something – it’s totally the fault of News Corp that the once-mighty social networking pioneer is going to be sold for parts in the coming months, maybe even weeks. This was a huge squandering of something powerful and potentially beautiful. Really, News Corp?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015
[Blog] Can You Build a Content Marketing Super Brand
Here’s what I wrote back to Mark: Every time I publish a blog post, dozens of people tweet it instantly using some sort of automation protocol. That’s amazing to me, especially considering my attitudes could change, I could just be wrong (happens all the time), my blog could be hacked, and any number of other calamities could occur that would cause something I publish to be far below an acceptable standard. 'NOTE: My very smart friend Mark W. Schaefer is working on a new book called The Content Code. It will be out in April. Watch for it! And every David Fincher film.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
[Blog] Update – EML Wildfire
You can read the press release , the blog post from new MD Richard Parker and the coverage in PR Week. Hopefully with the merger now complete, I’ll be able to spend a bit more time sharing thoughts and views on here and also on the new EML Wildfire blog. Tweet. I’ve been pretty quiet on here over the last few months. This is due to a number of reasons including the merger between Wildfire and EML which was announced this week. It’s a very exciting development and makes the newly formed EML Wildfire one of the top ten tech PR agencies in the UK. Watch this space!
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
[Blog] Pushing Through Barriers to Strike Gold
People who, like me, saw the opportunity in blogging to build something significant – but who at the first sign of clay abandoned their blogs. Then there were others who abandoned their work because of the exciting ‘rumors’ from up creek… bloggers who stopped blogging to MySpace… to tweet… to Tumblr… to Facebook… to G+… The blogosphere is littered with abandoned blogs and I sometimes wonder what might have happened if some of those bloggers had kept digging through the clay. 'Image via Flickr user Tony Oliver.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
[Blog] 5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing
If you’ve been writing blog content for any length of time you’ll realize it can be difficult to get a regularly scheduled article published. Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. As content marketing matures, marketers continue to identify appropriate channels where their investments will pay off with content that sells. Content creation remains a huge undertaking, however, and as Jay Baer puts it, the opportunity costs are significant. How many people did you tell? Summary.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Seven Questions to Reflect On In the New Year
Sure, reading blogs like this one and glancing through newspapers and magazines counts as “study.” Guest post by Abbie S. Fink , vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations. As Jewish people around the world welcome the year 5771, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with the readers of Spin Sucks seven questions to reflect on in the New Year. know, I know, it’s September. But the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, took place last week. In thinking about what to write for this guest post, I was reminded of the sermon my Rabbi gave last year at this time. Were you honest?
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
[Blog] Don’t limit your view of earned media
The action can be a like, comment, share, tweet, retweet, comment, review, blog post, video, news story, use of a hashtag or mention to a friend. 'Any action taken by a consumer of your paid media is earned media. That consumer can be a viewer, listener, reader or visitor anywhere on the web. where your paid message is accessible, and from any device that allows them to access that message. It can be a Facebook or LinkedIn status update or an image shared on Instagram. Earned media is getting a lot more attention these days, and rightly so. And that gives it a lot more power.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
[Blog] Content Week: Come Join the ProBlogger Twitter Chat
Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This week is all about content, and we will be featuring a post a day for six days giving you insight into content-creating from many different angles. We’d love for this to be collaborative, so Darren will be hosting a Twitter chat this Wednesday 5th February from noon – 1pm Melbourne, Australia time (8pm US Eastern). Come armed with questions you’d like answers to, and to have a content conversation with like-minded people. Use the hashtag #PBchat and get involved! Content Week: Come Join the ProBlogger Twitter Chat. General
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
[Blog] How to Make Social Media Infographics That Get Noticed
We’ll link to some of it here in the blog post that we write around the video. When I started blogging I was writing for about six months, so I started the blog I guess about three and a half years ago. This idea that they’re going to actually read your long blog post is mostly a fallacy, which breaks my heart because I typically write longer posts. If we’re subscribing to hundreds of blogs, it’s physically impossible to read all that stuff. Just like you would do a series of blog posts. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Visual.ly
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
[Blog] Google Plus Sucks, So We’re Ditching Our Service
Original article about Google+ posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Our Service Sucks, So We’re Throwing It Out! Recently, I called out a couple of vendors for selling a sub par product. thought about it and decided that if my own services can’t stand up to that level of scrutiny, I have no business telling anyone else what they should do about their service. So over the weekend, I tore apart every thing we do for our clients – Top to bottom; report after report. You know what I found? Something we sell SUCKS and it is completely UNACCEPTABLE. The unbelievable growth.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] Online Community Assets For Businesses
Mailing lists or blogs to reach employees? Most organizations aren't sure what they need to develop a community. There are some elements that help and others which are essential. Essential community assets. Staff. How many people do you have to commit to the project? The more you have the more you can develop relationships with top members, create relevant content and do outbound community development work. Time is a powerful asset. The more if it you have the slower you can develop the community and the longer you can spend sewing relationships as you grow. Passion.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
[Blog] Want to Succeed in Social? Forget Followers. You Need Groupies
Be sure to regularly visit the home pages of your favorite blogs, associations, and news and magazine sites. 'I had a roommate in college who loved the rock band Pearl Jam. Back in the day, a lot of people loved Pearl Jam. But not like this. His was a special kind of love. He had every album. m not talking about studio LPs. That’s the stuff of pretenders—guys like me. m talking about bootlegs and B-sides, grainy live recordings from stadium shows and album release parties. Rare musical finds. He drove for hours, sometimes days, to catch a show. He’s a fanatic. Truly obsessed.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
[Blog] Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List
You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. This is a major problem in the blogging world. Luke Guy blogs at Lukeguy.com. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. Wish I did it this way to begin with. Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
[Blog] Will I See You at the Gov 2.0 Expo?
APAN has file sharing applications, wikis, blogs and calendaring tools to coordinate schedules. If you’re interested in learning more about APAN, talk to Walton Smith at the Expo or learn more on Bill Ives’ blog here. Users can connect with other first responders, create and join communities, create, share and edit documents, blogs, and discussions. Guide Social Media and the Next Generation I Started a Blog But No One Cared The Public Doesnt Need to Know What Gov 2.0 web20 wiki Have This Blog Sent to Your Email! Government 2.0 The U.S. The Whole.
ENGAGE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
[Blog] How to Set the Table for Word of Mouth Marketing
Consumers are more than twice as likely to trust people they know in blogs, on Facebook, and on Twitter than they are to trust brands in the same spaces. I f I play my cards right you’ll tell your friends about this post. Maybe you’ll even share it through Facebook or Twitter. Either way, your comments, recommendations or suggestions can spread like wildfire creating a buzz that is known as word of mouth. In social networking, the content you determine share worthy is given your little seal of approval as you send it off to the masses. So you may be wondering, “What’s the catch?”
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
[Blog] Digital trends round-up August 2014
To find out more about iBeacons and the use cases for the technology, check out our blog post on the subject. 'Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Digital Business Update – a summary of innovations , new technologies and the latest digital trends to help you navigate todays fast-paced, tech-enabled world. This month we’re looking at the Co-op’s tech-enabled trolleys, Facebook’s ’Buy’ button, easyJet’s iBeacon trial and Westpac’s plans for an augmented reality banking app. easyJet trials iBeacons in the UK and France.
DIGIGEN | MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
[Blog] New Monthly Theme – Obsession
Over the next few months you will see the blog evolve into a magazine blog. Digigen & The TinMan is going to take on a new format. Although look and feel won’t change drastically, what I will be doing is focusing on a monthly theme which will help guide content throughout the period. Each monthly theme will be dictated by three things: - Being Topical. It might not be a subject people are talking about, but it may be a trait that has been shown through someone or something. Driving Discussion. Availability of material. hope you like it.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
[Blog] Is customer service via social media really the answer?
He blogs at dannywhatmough.com and the Wildfire Blog. Tweet. My new iPhone 4 arrived on Friday; I was very excited. But alas, my experience in trying to get it activated and in getting my old number ported across has been less than satisfactory. The first thing I will say is that, despite the problems they’ve had in the past , the @vodafoneuk Twitter account is impressive. They answer tweets in good time and are always helpful and friendly. So how did my experience via social media make me feel as a customer? Tweet. social media customer service iphone twitter vodafone
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
[Blog] Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons
According to The New York Times ' Dealbook blog post, Quirky Gets Backing From Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins , the individual that came up with the Pivot Power's tagline ("Flex Your Power" ) is bound to earn more than $50,000 this year for that one part alone (and yes, royalties are paid in perpetuity). dealbook blog. Have you ever seen the TV show Shark Tank or Dragon's Den ? Being an entrepreneur is hotter than ever. People who have great ideas tend to not have all of the necessary skills to bring that idea to market. until now. Enter Quirky. Money? ideation.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
[Blog] Why You're the Key to Social Media Success
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Why You’re the Key to Social Media Success June 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The biggest obstacle standing in the way of companies’ embrace of social media isn’t the tools, or measurement confusion , or even being able to make the time to do it day-to-day.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
[Blog] How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers
This product versus corporate branding is an interesting topic in itself that we’ll tackle in another blog. 'The socialsphere continues to expand with new channels or new and improved features launching nearly every day. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+… the list goes on. For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? But which channels are a must-have for your business? The reality is it’s virtually impossible to do them all – or at least do them all well.
JUGNOO | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
[Blog] Whale-Sized Shipper’s Social Media Strategy
Whale-Sized Shipper’s Social Media Strategy originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Whale-Sized Shipper’s Social Media Strategy appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Maersk Line, the largest container shipping company in the world, is using social media for press coverage, employee engagement, and brand awareness. Maersk Line has over 1 million “likes” on their Facebook page, and 8,000 twitter followers.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
[Blog] Social Media Listening Tools
Social Media Listening Tools originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Social Media Listening Tools appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Interesting report from Keyhole: they have found that only 9% of any brand’s audience actually talks about that brand. So if a marketer is listening in on conversations and looking for brand mentions in their social media listening tools, they will be missing over 90% of the conversations that are relevant.
JUGNOO | THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
[Blog] Facebook Analytics – Facebook is Auto-Filling, Not By-Passing PayPal
Facebook Analytics – Facebook is Auto-Filling, Not By-Passing PayPal originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Facebook Analytics – Facebook is Auto-Filling, Not By-Passing PayPal appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'There was a bit of confusion last week when AllthingsD reported that Facebook was creating a payment system that competed with PayPal. The reality is that Facebook is only creating an automatic form-filling function that works with third-party mobile apps.
JUGNOO | THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
[Blog] Rich Pin – Pinterest Feature for Brands
Rich Pin – Pinterest Feature for Brands originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Rich Pin – Pinterest Feature for Brands appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Pinterest Rich Pins are Pinterest Pins with added functionality: they include information about the pinned image that helps users visit the brand website to make a purchase. There are three types of Rich Pin categories: product, recipe, and movie. We imagine more categories will roll out in the future. Social Media
JUGNOO | FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
[Blog] Hublish – Create Brand Webinars
Hublish – Create Brand Webinars originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Hublish – Create Brand Webinars appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Hublish is a startup cofounded by Ben Borodach, and helps brands and publishers connect with their audience. All content is organized into hubs; each brand has a hub of all its content, and each professional user has all the content that they subscribed or engaged with in their own dashboard. As in Slideshare, you can share your slides.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
[Blog] Capital One Includes Tumblr in Social Media Marketing Strategy
Capital One Includes Tumblr in Social Media Marketing Strategy originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Capital One Includes Tumblr in Social Media Marketing Strategy appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'The majority of Tumblr posts include photographs: they get the most attention and interaction (including reblogs, which is Tumblr’s version of Retweet). Artists and illustrators take those travel dreams and create luscious imagery, complete with typography and artistic credits.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
[Blog] Here Comes Power Matrix: Social Media Presence in Action
Here Comes Power Matrix: Social Media Presence in Action originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Here Comes Power Matrix: Social Media Presence in Action appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'Siemens has stepped into the ring of social media presence with their new game called Power Matrix. It’s an online game that teaches people about sustainable energy. The game is oriented towards anyone whom is interested in sustainable resources, not just the experts.
JUGNOO | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
[Blog] Enterprise Social Media Collaboration: It Ain’t Facebook
Enterprise Social Media Collaboration: It Ain’t Facebook originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Enterprise Social Media Collaboration: It Ain’t Facebook appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'The popularity of social platforms like Facebook is confusing the enterprise market: you have to have a different set of priorities and ways to measure success when it comes to collaboration and networking in a large organization. See more in the article below. By Toby Wolpe.
JUGNOO | THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
[Blog] 26 Takeaways for Social Media Marketing: Calls to Action
26 Takeaways for Social Media Marketing: Calls to Action originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post 26 Takeaways for Social Media Marketing: Calls to Action appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'This article, by Debbie Hemley , features some key takeaways from an international gathering from marketers focussed on social media best practices. It includes: getting more leads with calls to action (CTA), experimenting with different CTA touchpoints, and giving content the priority it deserves.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
[Blog] Social Media Management: Tasks Shows Who’s Talking
Social Media Management: Tasks Shows Who’s Talking originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Social Media Management: Tasks Shows Who’s Talking appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. 'As an agency, or a large organization with layers of administration, it’s important to be able to designate action items for effective social media management. As an example, within the Jugnoo platform, these action items are all recorded through tasks. More on reports next!
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Check Your Google+ Pages for the Custom URL Option
The post Check Your Google+ Pages for the Custom URL Option appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'If you’re like many who use Google+, you may not check your pages very often. With posting and monitoring tools out there, you might not log into your actual account very often. You should. Custom URLs are now available. For individual users, you should be getting an email if you meet the minimum requirements. These “requirements” are very minimal. Have a profile longer than a month, have at least 10 followers, and have a profile picture. Keep checking.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
[Blog] Is You Marketing a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
don’t write this blog to be right, I write it to make social and content professionals think beyond the obvious crap-ola that’s shoveled around the Web every day.) . is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Last week, I wrote that social media stunts can do more harm than good , because they set an expectation among the masses that they will also be treated with extraordinary kindness. But they won’t, because highly individualized “wow” moments aren’t typically scalable. Thank You.
SOCIAL WAYNE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
[Blog] Announcing the 1st ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt with QR Codes at the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup
You can find more information about the event over the next few weeks here on TriangleTweetup.org blog and over on the Deep Fried blog. Last year during the North Carolina State Fair my partners and I joined forces with the State Fair organization team to plan the fair’s first ever tweetup. It was called the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup with the theme “A Whole Lotta Happy. We wanted to say it was the first ever tweetup held at any state fair but we were the second state fair to do so but by fare the largest with over 150 attendees last year. and will end at 8:00 P.M.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
[Blog] America’s Uncivil Social War
see it in forums, Chats, Comments on blogs, news articles and YouTube Videos. I am however deeply concerned with the Liberal / Conservative flame wars. Countless Facebook discussions start with a casual reference to one position or the other, then quickly devolve into deeply divisive language. It’s getting worse – people can no longer agree to disagree. do not believe in big government. On the other hand, I do not believe that corporations should be the sole protectors for safeguarding the social charter. Weapon of Mass Reconstruction. Trust me, I’m your friend. Yet people do.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
[Blog] Understanding Facebook’s Master Plan – Part I
To try to fit this into a single blog post is too aggressive. It is becoming crystal clear to anyone who is watching that Facebook has a goal. It sounds more ominous than it really is as the intentions are really geared around profit and power, but Facebook’s goal is to rule the online (and parts of the offline) world. If you don’t see that, you’re either not paying attention or you’ve been brainwashed by pokes and CityVille. Let’s take a look at all of the circumstantial evidence and see if you draw the same conclusion. Connecting Everything and Everyone.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
[Blog] Search Engine Marketing Tool Review: SEM Rush
As I continued to scroll down, I found a listing of related keywords, which are perfect for SEO purposes when writing a blog post, an article, or setting up a money site. Many internet marketers are familiar with the SEOQuake plugin for Firefox which helps you find out the demographics of various keywords, and domains. This information is VERY useful if you are working to find websites with high page rank where you can put comments in order to develop strong backlinks for your money sites. The plugin also gives you lots of information regarding the sites of your competition as well.
JEFF ESPOSITO | SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
[Blog] Samsung creates Olympic Genome
Anyone who reads this blog with any kind of regularity knows that there are two things that I am very passionate about – sports and social media. This post contains video; click here if you are having trouble viewing. So needless to say, when I see an initiative that mixes the two, I get geeked out. At this year’s South by Southwest conference, Samsung caused one of these moments for me with their US Olympic Genome Project. This initiative runs via Facebook’s Connect technology which maps users with Olympians with similar interests.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
[Blog] Seasons Greetings from ProBlogger
It’s been big for our family – Vanessa’s blog kicked up a gear, our second eldest son started school, his older brother joined every sporting team he could and our youngest… well he just doesn’t stop! Our Aussie event grew to 550 attendees, we relaunched ProBlogger.com, and saw a heap of new members join up, we hit record traffic levels on my photography blog and a couple of hours ago we sent our last email on our biggest 12 Photography Deals of Christmas promotion in five years. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. ProBlogger Site News
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Blog] Is Your Brand Building Social Employees? via #pivotcon (@SocialEmployee – McGraw-Hill) #socbiz
This article was originally posted on Pivot Conference’s blog. 'A recent IBM global C-Suite study has provided the latest volley of evidence demonstrating that the age of the social business is well underway, and that it’s time for brands to get on the bandwagon. This isn’t necessarily news by itself, but coupled with one of the key findings of the study, the reasons for why brands must start accelerating their social adoption initiatives is beginning to come into much sharper focus. And what is this key finding that is causing so many analysts to do a double take?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
[Blog] It’s About Response, Not Engagement
He blogs at www.offthehookblog.com. Guest post by Jeff Molander , Author of the new book, Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You. and adjunct professor, Loyola University Business School. We’re all listening, engaging, sharing, posting, updating. But with what business outcome in mind? When we say engagement, might we really mean “prolonged attention?”? ”? And if so, is engaging taking full advantage of the social media opportunity? I’ve met a handful of successful ‘social sellers’ while researching my book.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
[Blog] Do Agencies Give Sound Advice?
adults online publish or own a blog, and 55% have at least one or more social networking profiles, the report said. A new client asked me to attend a meeting with their marketing agency who was advising them on media buys. The client was a medium size business involved in a unique medical practice and had just opened a new office. They wanted to raise market awareness of their practice and presence as well as “ pull prospects to their practice. The agency also suggested full-page ads in local newspapers and magazines as part of the overall budget proposed. My Turn to Respond.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
[Blog] Do Not Add Anything to the Official Page Section on Facebook Pages
Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As an owner or an admin to a Facebook page you clearly know that filling out as much as you can helps create the page and provides a way for people to not only find your page but more about your brand. It is still highly recommended that you ensure you fill out all the sections that can help people to understand your brand’s purpose except for one area and this one can hinder you more than help you. They are the number one place for your business to be public on besides your own website. Beneath it is where the trouble can occur.
GAURAVONOMICS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Programs: The Sweet Spot Between Strategic Planning.
Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « A Simple Framework to Measure the Effectiveness of Social Media Programs MS&LGroup’s Webster Lewin on Real-Time Engagement and Mobile Marketing » Social Media Programs: The Sweet Spot Between Strategic Planning and Tactical Implementation Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! What do you think?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
[Blog] What Every Marketing Department Needs to Know About Google+
The default commenting system generates a new blog post on Google+. '“Ghost town.” ” “Waste of time.” ” “It’ll never happen.” These are common sentiments when it comes to Google+, but it really is time to rethink your strategy because Google+ is not going away. know, your department’s resources are all tied up with other channels, like Twitter and Facebook, and you think Google+ may well be a flash in the pan. Well, it won’t be. No chance. Google has put a social layer across its products and services – this is Google+. version of Google.
ARI HERZOG | FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
[Blog] Thoughts on Simple Living
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'Here are some thoughts on simple living: Buy less and give more. Malcolm Forbes said, “He who dies with the most toys wins,” but he was wrong. Consumption and accumulation create clutter but not happiness. Decide what you don’t use anymore and give it away. That other phrase, “One person’s junk is another’s treasure” is more apropos. frequently give things away via freecycling. Eat healthy. During the first three months, I lost 20 pounds and 4 inches off my waist. Declutter. Stop watching TV.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
[Blog] Exhausted and happy…
It’s very intensive because they don’t want anyone wasting time or money en route to completing the course, which meant covering online news, blogging, social media, analytics and mobile in two long and productive days, but the talent and enthusiasm of everyone on the course not only impressed and inspired me, but also meant we covered everything to the point that everyone had a solid grounding and framework on which to build in their careers, and which areas they might wish to research further in the future (and where to get that information). Bloody hell.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
[Blog] List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition
Manager of Customer Success and Community Program at Cisco WebEx Technology group. • Steven Tedjamulia – Head of Social Commerce Innovation at Dell. • Alison Bolen – Editor, blogs and social content at SAS Institute. • Marty Collins – Director of Emerging Media at Microsoft. • Mark Yolton – Senior Vice President – SAP Community Network at SAP. • Brian Ellefritz – Sr. You can follow Marshall Kirkpatrick’s entire Social Strategists list, based on Jeremiah’s list, here , but what if you want to get a bit more granular and be a bit more selective in your following?
WEB METRICS GURU | SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
[Blog] Mobile – Social 2011 and Web Journal Late December 2010 – Mid January 2011
Writing a book, and now getting the completed manuscript to the right size/focus has been taking up a lot of my blogging time, but feel the need to keep the blog up to date, especially the web journal part, and there are a lot of events, meetings and discussions I have not had a chance to post about, but if I had the time and energy, would have. Maybe the only thing I can say about Hockney’s IPAD images (being an artist myself) is they don’t appear to use platform in an innovative way. Since I worked there last year, I feel I should not comment, but I will say this.
JEFF KORHAN | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
[Blog] Free-for-All Web Marketing - Part 1
More important than website, blogs, and fancy marketing materials in the early days of any small business are profits that allow you to then experiment with marketing strategies and tactics. More important than website, blogs, and fancy marketing materials in the early days of any small business are profits that allow you to then experiment with marketing strategies and tactics. Until tomorrow, Jeff Tweet Subscribe in a reader See how were connected Start Blogging Today! Freshman Student on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You?
FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
[Blog] Drupal Commons: Interview with Jay Batson of Acquia
The survey, conducted in May this year, found that 38% percent of respondents actively participate in social media, such as Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , forums and blogs. The Chief Executive, Andy Golding, writes his own blog offering his views on Saffron news and the industry as a whole, as we all communicating with Saffron’s members and staff, in order to develop a level of transparency. Our next blog post will look at the risks and regulations surrounding the use of social media in the financial services industry and what the future holds for the sector.
SCOTT GOULD | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
[Blog] The Issue With Social Media Events: They Aren’t Social
This thought comes from Scott Gould 's thinking blog for thinking people. Let’s be honest today. The feedback is coming in from some events running right now – SxSWi, SMWF and some reviews from Like Minds, and something is clear to me: we still are thinking top down. Yesterday Valeria Maltoni posted “ SxSWi in Quotes “, which comprised mostly of people saying their favourite thing at South By SouthWest (SxSW) was, lo and behold, meeting people. Some how it seems the people come for the people, but the event isn’t organised for this. More theory than action.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
[Blog] It’s the People behind the Numbers on Social Media That Matter Most
Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. You may be a flourishing business, a new start-up, or personal brand trying to outshine your competition on social media. You have created several social accounts on various networks and a lot of time and energy has gone towards trying to make it work. You or your team has come up with social media goals of how many Facebook “likes” and Twitter followers your business or brand should strive for. You feel like you’ve finally reached your goal and can remove this task off your list of things to do. What does?
MR. RYAN CONNORS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
[Blog] Highest Earning Companies With Creative Business Names
Blogging for Nameperfection , Sandy Sanderson shares her insight into creative business names and branding. 'Having a unique, catchy and creative business name is crucial to a business’s success. Just because a business has a smart product that caters to customers, does not mean they will be popular or successful. First impressions are important, and for a business their name is often the first impression customers and potential partners get before actually learning more about the business and its products. By Sandy Sanderson. What Makes The Names Creative? Author Bio. Image via Flickr.
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Your Input Wanted & More
Blogging. How blog commenting makes a difference. ways to track blog success. Localizing your blog. 18 blog tips to help you succeed in 2010. Why do you subscribe to blog comments ? 10 things you should always do in a blog post. The ultimate checklist for a killer blog post. How Blog Engage can help you as a blogger. 20 amazing inspiring fitness blogs. The honest truth about blogging for money. How to make money product blogging. 17 handy toolbar WordPress plugins for your blog. Reader Poll. Health.
TREY PENNINGTON | MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
[Blog] FedEx and Social Media from #BroganMemphis
You can read our blog posts on The Social CMO. Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ FedEx and Social Media from #BroganMemphis by trey on May 31, 2010 FedEx played a significant role in bringing Chris Brogan to Memphis recently. Ryan Furby , Manager of Digital and Social Media Strategies for FedEx, took a moment to share with me his perspective on social media. The #broganmemphis event was organized and made possible by Amy Howell of Howell Marketing. Main Street, Ste.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
[Blog] When Mobile Eats The Internet's Lunch
Yesterday, MediaPost , ran a Blog post titled, Most Mobile Budgets Coming From Online. As mobile becomes more important to the overall Marketing mix, will it wind up diverting funds away from the Web? Marketing is changing. Faster than most expected and faster than most organizations can keep up. The adoption of mobile devices is not to be taken lightly. For the past few years, I've made the argument for one-line of connectivity (not having separate strategies for mobile, social media and the Internet) - one strategy that deals with the connected consumer. million units worldwide.
SOCIALFISH | MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
[Blog] Social Media Management Blues
December is a busy time for everyone, so I hope you’ll all forgive me for repurposing a post from my blog this month. Ok, maybe “rant is a better description than “post …but after I ran it on my blog I got a lot of feedback indicating that I’m not the only one who feels this way so at least it’s a rant that many can relate to. I’m at the ASAE Technology Conference. LOTS of sessions about social media, of course…by now we association people should have this whole social media thing down pat, right? Not so fast. Her point?
JACOB MORGAN | THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
[Blog] Free Webinar on Understanding the Social Customer
She is connected to her social and professional circles via phone, email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and forums. A few weeks ago Chess Media Group, Attensity, and Mitch Lieberman teamed up to write a whitepaper on the social customer. You can still download the whitepaper for free if you sell us your soul and name your first born after our company…Chess. Kidding, kidding! The whitepaper is free and all you have to do is enter in your email and 2-3 other things (but let’s be honest naming your kid Chess would rock!). Who is the social customer?
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
[Blog] Exceptional Customer Service in a Digital Age
According to Nielsen, people spend three times as much time on blogs and social media than on email- across all age groups. It has been said many times that “relationships are everything in business”. happen to agree. There are few things as potent as a satisfied, loyal customer who shares their extraordinary experience through the social channels today’s digital world provides. Providing exceptional service and support through these channels is an effective and powerful way to reshape corporate culture, grow customer relationships, and set yourself apart from the competition.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
[Blog] Did Google Just Kill Email?
Let''s go back in time to a blog post titled, Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown? 'Don''t know someone''s email address? No need to fret, Google is here. Confused? Don''t be. from January 2012: "Google has the power (and ability) to make Google+ (and everything being shared within it) the underlying social platform within all of its many applications ( Android , Gmail , Google Docs , Picasa , Google Maps , Google News , YouTube , etc.). And - make no mistake about it - both Facebook and Twitter are not fans of having their information indexed on Google." The end of email?
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] How Social We Are With Social Media
by Christopher Roberts@Philosophy Blog. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. But is it true? As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer. But it’s also driven us apart. Features cultur
NOWSOURCING | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Clckd: The Next Digg Killer? Exclusive Interview with Ryan Deal
Follow Clckd on Twitter and check out their blog as well. We’re here with Ryan Deal, founder of the new social news site, Clckd. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Ryan. Tell everyone a bit about yourself. Thanks Brian. I’m a long time Internet junkie. What else do you wanna know? Personal stuff? love chai tea. need to get more sleep. Haha, I think we all need more sleep. Web 2.0 seems to have done away with time zones. Fortunately. Tell us where you came up with the name. Well, I wanted something short and related to sharing content. Yes indeed. No doubt.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
[Blog] Toon Time: Nice to Tweet You
Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog, Write Right (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen). Ed: seeing as how it’s “holiday week” here in the U.S., we decided to give the WUL team a bit of a break. So we’re re-running some older posts … not necessarily the ones that got huge numbers of comments, but the ones that are personal favorites of the team. Today’s pick (by J im Dougherty ) is one of Erin Feldman’s first cartoons from her “Waxing Off with Sarah and Sheldon” series (a WUL exclusive!).
LAUREL PAPWORTH | FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
[Blog] How to Delete a Ning Network – Removal is not possible
Blogger helper: Our new support for MetaWeblog lets you use powerful third-party blogging tools to post content directly to your Ning Network. As the online community provider Ning moves from freemium to pay-for services (and eventual death, by Christmas, I reckon) they are sending out warning, reminder notices on email. None of those emails tell you how to remove or delete your Ning network: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY. Today is the final day for free Ning Networks. We would like you to stick with us and keep your Ning Network running: [link]. Less than 24 hours left to choose. Just released!
WRITTENT BLOG | MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
[Blog] 8 Do’s and Don’ts When Emailing a Company Newsletter
'Social media and blogging may be popular, but email is still one of the most powerful ways to keep and retain a loyal audience and customer base. good basic format to follow might be: Hey [Friend’s Name], As you may know, I’m [a small business owner, starting a new blog, working for XYZ Company, etc.]. real address makes you seem like a legitimate blog or business, lowering subscribers’ natural mistrust of you. And you get to keep a list you build yourself when you start a new business or blog. Do Get Permission to Send Your Company Newsletter. Thanks, [Your Name].
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
[Blog] dot coma – Are Domain Names Even Relevant Now?
I did not have a piece of that action, which is why I’m writing this blog instead of sunning myself in Barbados). is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. I have been in digital marketing a long time. How long? When I started, domain names were free , because why would anyone pay money for something of no consequence? My first online voyage was in 1994, working with my college pals at Internet Direct, Arizona’s first Internet company (and also the inventor of virtual Web hosting, ultimately sold to Mindspring).
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
[Blog] How To Get Your Audience Involved With Pinterest
Your social media manager or the person that typically maintains and updates your Facebook page, blog, and Twitter account is the right person for this job. Have link buttons on your website and blog to direct the audience to your Pinterest page and encourage them to follow your boards. The newest and biggest online craze involves social media, pictures, and pinning. Pinterest is an online vision board that allows users to create their own boards so they are able to pin their favorite finds for inspiration and ideas. Post, write, and tweet weekly about Pinterest. Happy pinning!
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
[Blog] 3 Tips to Avoid a Social Media Overload
If you look through my blog and others here, you’ll find plenty of advice on the best times to post. There’s a problem I have been seeing a lot lately among businesses who are late to adopting social media. They are excited, just raring to go (which is admirable) but they have no perspective on what they’re getting themselves into. They look up every possible social network and just start registering. Now, I’m a big proponent of social media as part of a successful Business SEO strategy, but it needs to be approached cautiously. Start small. Have a voice.
SOCIAL WAYNE | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
[Blog] Day 6: People of color impacting the social web – Sherri L. Smith #28DaysofDiversity
Smith Twitter: @misssmith11 Website/Blog: TechTruffles.com/ Bio Sherri L. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Last year for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
[Blog] The 10 Biggest Entrepreneurs of 2011 – infographic
million blogs for iPad. From: BusinessMBA.org. Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs Co-Founder—27 Years Old. Mickiewicz’s business partner, Mark Harbottle, is 37. Founded 2007. Located in San Francisco and Melbourne. 27 employees, with plans to double that number over the next year. No official revenue released—“eight figures”. 99designs is a hub for businesses to find graphic designers without having to do all the searching themselves. Recent acquisition of Series A funding from venture capitalists Accel Partners—$35 million. 99designs lists 100,000+ graphic designers. Founded 2007. 50 employees.
SOCIAL WAYNE | TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
[Blog] How to manage social media success like American Idol 2011 contestant Scotty McCreery
Every now and then you need to just say thanks to your blog readers, Facebook fans/likes, twitter followers and/or friends who share your content. I’m not a huge American Idol viewer as a matter of fact I don’t watch a lot of TV outside of V (now canceled), Smallville (series just ended), sports and news. But when a North Carolina native makes it on the big screen especially in a reality contest I try to tune in and support. This year for American Idol, Scotty McCreery from Garner, NC is one of the top three finalist. yall come out tmrrw for all the fun! IM COMING HOME!
DIGIGEN | FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
[Blog] Cool Stuff: iPad Scratch and Mix
Shame about the name, but the video is good. just love the idea of being able to mix and scratch off two ipads or even an ipad and iphone! But to see how you should really mix, check out Kentaro from DMC 2002. That’s true talent. Dan on A New Focus on Social Business Strategy. Powered by WordPress and Hybrid
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
[Blog] Podcast 496 – Defining Your Business Model
First of all a big thank you to Judi Shell who was chosen from all the people who reviewed the show on iTunes or shared this blog post to their followers – a goodie bag is on it’s way to you. 'Do you find your business drifting from it’s original purpose? Do you manage risk in a way that grows your business rather than stifles it? Do you really understand your business model? Those are the business questions put to Karan Girotra , Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD , who joins me to talk about The Risk-Driven Business Model. Share.
ENGAGING BRAND | MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
[Blog] Why You Should 'Feel' Before Being Social
So why blog about it? 'Great products, great service help of course! But is that enough in the social era? Maybe.but not always. If you can combine this with a great brand voice, a brand voice that sings your values on the social stage then you can win NOT only the product war but also the war for customer attention. When you think of a voice it has different elements. It has a tone. It has an accent. It has emotion. When you think of a brand, too often business leaders think message, tools and what they want to say. Imagine if you thought human rather than professional. Tweet this ).
BRASS TACK THINKING | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Twisted Sisters
Embracing women in all their manifestations defines more powerfully than any blog, website, panel, or conference can, what it means to be a woman, and all the myriad forms womanhood can take. Tagged With: creating change , gender bias , girls in tech , labels , TEDWomen , women in tech [link] Michelle Delebet Tamsen, a passionate blog about a topic that I agree is cycling in many spheres at this moment. The above sentence nails it, but the statement deserves the rest of the blog post in order to make others hear the initial point she’s trying to make. have boobs.
WEB METRICS GURU | TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
[Blog] Inception of an Idea & Web Journal July 27th, 2010
First, I found the I nception Infographic on Jason Calacanis’s blog. And if you like Widgets, Wolfram Alpha will let you build your own Widgets and embed them in your blog, again, according to JatiN. Trying to bring together a bunch of ideas from my last post which will end up being a White Paper along with a test of a new tracking system for Facebook type viral spreading and lift using a new product called SN Reach (which I haven’t talked about yet, but will in a week or so). This goes along with my strong bias to talk about data that I touch. source: [link].